#1
UG, i really need to buy a mic soon.

plans include.
-acoustic guitar recording
-micing my electric guitar amp for recording
-live vox
-recording vox
-live cab micing

which Shure mic (SM57 or SM58) is the best for these??? or am i totally off on my choices???

would it be good to buy both b/c of all the varieties of things ill be using it for??

all help is appreciated
#2
I would say get something else actually. the 57 is great for micnig cabs for guitars but it wont sound great for vox and isnt ideal for acoustic guitar by any means (unless you have a high end preamp to run with it).

An MXL 990/991 set will work well IMO.
the 991 is a SD condenser for amps and drum overheads where the 990 is a LD condenser for vocals and acoustic guitar. Both used at one time are great on acoustic guitars.

review:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=12472450&postcount=29

The set goes for $100 and you get the audio buddy preamp
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/MAudio-MXL-990991-and-Audio-Buddy-Package?sku=703626

For live vocals though an SM58 would be an ideal choice...since the 57 doesn't have any pop filter and the condensers pick up too much noise from around the room.
#3
definitely the 57 is better for instrument recording, but moody is right, neither suit your needs.
#4
The 57 and 58 are pretty much identical really except for the top of the 58 is tayloredmore for vocals. I've had no trouble recording vocals or instuments with the 57
#5
Quote by moody07747
I would say get something else actually. the 57 is great for micnig cabs for guitars but it wont sound great for vox and isnt ideal for acoustic guitar by any means (unless you have a high end preamp to run with it).

An MXL 990/991 set will work well IMO.
the 991 is a SD condenser for amps and drum overheads where the 990 is a LD condenser for vocals and acoustic guitar. Both used at one time are great on acoustic guitars.

review:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=12472450&postcount=29

The set goes for $100 and you get the audio buddy preamp
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/MAudio-MXL-990991-and-Audio-Buddy-Package?sku=703626

For live vocals though an SM58 would be an ideal choice...since the 57 doesn't have any pop filter and the condensers pick up too much noise from around the room.


and cheaper too. 2 mics for the price of one shure
#6
Get a good condenser mic, dude. It'll cover ANYTHING.
Alvarez dreadnought
Gibson SG
EC-1000
Homemade Strat (seymour duncan classic stack p/ups)
Vox Tonelab (original desktop model) with full board footswitch
Vox AD50
Avatar V30 4x12 cab
#7
Quote by moody07747
I would say get something else actually. the 57 is great for micnig cabs for guitars but it wont sound great for vox and isnt ideal for acoustic guitar by any means (unless you have a high end preamp to run with it).

An MXL 990/991 set will work well IMO.
the 991 is a SD condenser for amps and drum overheads where the 990 is a LD condenser for vocals and acoustic guitar. Both used at one time are great on acoustic guitars.

review:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=12472450&postcount=29

The set goes for $100 and you get the audio buddy preamp
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/MAudio-MXL-990991-and-Audio-Buddy-Package?sku=703626

For live vocals though an SM58 would be an ideal choice...since the 57 doesn't have any pop filter and the condensers pick up too much noise from around the room.


question. could i use those mics for any of the live situations i mentioned???